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Online Payroll course and certification prep

Who’s the person in any company employees rely on? Our online payroll course is ideal for individuals seeking the specialized skills to become that most-valued employee—the payroll clerk. You’ll learn payroll training, payroll management processes, and much more. Employers in large and small businesses understand the need for a well-trained and detail-conscious individual to fill this role—that could be you! As a bonus, the course provides preparation for the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Payroll Certification Exam.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


Professional certification

Our payroll certification preparation online includes the cost of the National Bookkeepers Association Payroll Certification Exam*, practice test, and your official certificate when you pass the exam. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.


What you get

  • NBA Payroll Certification Exam and practice test (a $150 value)
  • Textbook: Payroll Management
  • BinderTM mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Our payroll course online provides valuable certification preparation and can boost your opportunities to become a payroll clerk. Once qualified, you will be positioned to succeed in almost any industry. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be more than 1.7 million jobs for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks by 2026**.



Make it official. Certification may help you obtain work, improve your pay, and boost your career path.


Run the numbers. We offer quality career training that’s affordable and tailored to your needs.


Do your coursework online anytime, anywhere, with no pre-set start/finish dates, assignment due dates or group projects.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

When you take the initiative to get payroll certification preparation online, it shows that you are self-motivated to become a professional in a growing field. Businesses of all kinds, from small private companies to large corporations in every field of endeavor, place a high value on payroll professionals to help them manage their accounting and financial transactions.

No. However, with the convenience of payroll certification preparation online, you will graduate with the knowledge necessary to take the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Payroll Certification Exam. The course is designed to give you the confidence and skills to pass this industry-recognized exam so you can jump-start your career.

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate from your payroll certification preparation course. A self-paced, flexible learning schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

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Enroll in our payroll course online, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can boost your business skills in similar areas.

Related programs from our partner school, Penn Foster

Through our partner schools Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster College, students can take advantage of a range of related programs that offer the flexibility and affordability of Ashworth College. Discover how you can balance work, life, and school to develop the skills to help you advance in your current career or help you take the next steps toward building a new one.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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